(EDGE) Richard Madden is having quite a year, winning a Golden Globe for his performance in the Netflix-import "The Bodyguard," and currently winning accolades for his performance as Elton John's manipulative love interest in "Rocketman," which did quite well at the box office this weekend.
His personal life came in question well in a New York Times interview this past Friday when he was asked about his relationship with Sam Smith's ex Brandon Flynn, 25. Often photographed together (and roommates in LA, according to the Daily Mail), there is speculation that they are an item.
"Tabloid interest in his personal life has increased, too: Madden, who was in a relationship with the actress Jenna Coleman until last year, has recently been photographed several times with the actor Brandon Flynn, who used to date the singer Sam Smith. Are the two men an item?" Asked the Times?
"Madden shrugged, unbothered by the question but in no hurry to answer it, either. 'I just keep my personal life personal,' he said. 'I've never talked about my relationships.'"
As for those pesky photographers:
"He's working on a way to deter paparazzi interest in who he's seen with: 'I wear the same clothes days in a row, because if it looks like the same day, they can't run the pictures,' he said. 'There's only so many photos you can have of me with a green juice walking down the street.' "
"Richard and Brandon are said to be living together in LA, as the 'Game Of Thrones' star tries to crack Hollywood," writes the Daily Mail.
"The pair have been seen out and about together walking Brandon's pet dog. 'The 13 Reasons Why'" star was previously spotted walking Charlie with ex-boyfriend Sam.
"Brandon and Sam enjoyed a whirlwind relationship together before ending things in June 2018 after nine months."